2023 GMC Terrain Preview: Denali, Features, Release date, Price

2023 GMC Terrain Featured

After the recent update, we expect that GMC’s player in the most competitive segment in the automotive industry will be able to make better sales results. Simply, the recent update has brought a lot of new interesting things, which should make this car more competitive. Furthermore, this update also indicates that the current generation is about to remain in production for some more time, which means that the 2023 GMC Terrain will probably continue without more important changes. Of course, minor updates are always possible, but the vast majority of the vehicle will remain untouched.

So, you may count on familiar design characteristics from this compact crossover. It has a lot of good things to offer, starting from an efficient engine, lots of passenger space and an intuitive infotainment system. However, the current model also disappoints in a few aspects, starting from subpar interior quality, small cargo area and weak engine.

Considering that there are no changes to come, we expect that the 2023 GMC Terrain will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.

2023 GMC Terrain Release date

2023 GMC Terrain Design

When it comes to the overall design, the 2023 GMC Terrain will continue in the same way, including all the novelties that were introduced for the 2022 model year. To remind you, this update has brought a new styling, which included modifications in various aspects. For example, there is a completely new front fascia, with the new grille, new front bumper etc. Changes on the rear end are notable as well, particularly in the form of new taillights. Of course, there are also new wheels, new colors and similar things. So, it’s hard to believe that the 2023 Terrain could bring anything more important to the table.

Of course, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will certainly remain the same. Just like the Equinox, the Terrain also rids on a familiar E2 platform, though it offers a little bit different ride quality, which wells a little bit smoother compared to the twin from Chevy.


On the inside, the recent update has brought a couple of new things, including a new gear selector. However, most of the cabin remained the same. So, we could say that the 2023 GMC Terrain interior will remain one of the weakest points of the car. Simply, most rivals feature way better interior quality. This one is made mostly from plastics, while the build quality is isn’t spectacular either.

2023 GMC Terrain Interior

On the other hand, there is nothing to complain about in terms of the passenger space. Both rows are generous with leg and headroom, and they both accommodate adults with ease. Furthermore, the front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving positions is good too. The car also offers good visibility in all directions.

On the other hand, the cargo area isn’t that generous with space. Instead, it offers around 29.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet in total. That’s below-average for the segment.


We don’t expect that the 2023 GMC Terrain could bring any more important novelties. So, base models should come equipped with things like automatic climate control, keyless entry, 7-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, there are upgrades like dual-zone climate control, remote start, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, HD Radio, a seven-speaker Bose stereo, a DVD player, and a rear-seat infotainment system.

When it comes to safety, all models should come standard with things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, the following distance indicator, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning. Also, there are available upgrades like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and parallel park assist.

2023 GMC Terrain AT4

2023 GMC Terrain Engines

Under the hood, the 2023 GMC Terrain will bring no changes. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four has been discontinued. So, the only engine that now comes with this crossover is a 1.5-liter turbo-four. It puts out around 170 horsepower, which makes this SUV notably slower than rivals. For example, it takes almost nine seconds to reach 60 mph. A nine-speed automatic transmission generally does a fine job, though it can hesitate with downshifts sometimes.

When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is not bad but definitely is lower compared to most competitors.

2023 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2023 GMC Terrain will arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2022, with a starting price of around 28.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is really tough and some of the Terrain’s closest rivals are models like Jeep Compass, Mitsubishi Outlander etc.

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